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MEWPs Storage/charging area
Wherever possible, keep MEWPs in a secure compound or in a designated area with the engine or motor switched off, the working platform lowered to its parked position and the brakes applied. If it has to be parked on a gradient, the wheels should be chocked.
Recharging electrically powered MEWPs should be carried out in an area that is protected from the elements.
It is the MEWP users responsibility to make sure that the MEWP cannot be used by unauthorised persons. Different options for isolating machines and preventing unauthorised use are being developed by manufacturers and hirers and you may wish to discuss what would work best for you with your supplier.
Acknowledgement: The information shown above is adopted from HSE General Information Sheet No 6 (GEIS6) Crown Copyright © 2014